Sunday, November 4, 2012

Michael Mann's Nobel (non)prize

In his defamation claim against National Review and Mark Steyn, Michael Mann claims he's a Nobel prize winner (or is that 'whiner'?):
It is one thing to engage in discussion about debatable topics. It is quite another to discredit consistently validated scientific research through the professional and personal defamation of a Nobel prize recipient.
The Prussian neatly trisects Mann's claim:
... There are three problems with this line.

1. Being a Nobel prize recipient does not make you immune to even the harshest and the nastiest comments. ...
2. The phrase “Nobel prize recipient” is quite deceitful.  Most people when they hear “Nobel Prize winner” are quite impressed, for good reason.  This is the pantheon of Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg etc.  However, this line refers to the Nobel peace prize, and the peace prize is a joke, and a sick joke at that. ...
3.  The final and most important problem with Mann’s comment is that it’s a lie.  He is not a Nobel prize winner.  He was never awarded the peace prize.  So saith the Nobel prize committee. ...
[via Mark Steyn]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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